Diaries for 1778-1800, incomplete, constitute 15 volumes at 12 cm. Diaries for 1804-1840 constitute 13 volumes ranging from 20-25 cm.
Location and/or existence of journals for 1802 and 1803 unconfirmed. Original journals for 1787, 1788 and 1801 located at Newport Historical Society. Original journal for 1789 located at Rhode Island Historical Society.
Diaries of an average working man in the area locally known as "South County" Rhode Island. Contains references to over 6100 people. "Nailer Tom" Hazard was a Quaker who lived near the village of Kingston in Washington County, Rhode Island. He worked as a blacksmith, mechanic, farmer and commercial fisherman. In 1807-1809 he served as a senator in the R.I. General Assembly. He was the son of Benjamin Hazard and Mehitable Redwood, daughter of Abraham Redwood, founder of the Redwood Library and Athenaeum in Newport R.I.
Cited in: Forbes, Harriette Merrifield. New England Diaries, 1602-1800. (p.90).
Published as: Nailer Tom's Diary : otherwise, The Journal of Thomas B. Hazard of Kingstown, Rhode Island, 1778 to 1840, which includes observations on the weather, records of births, marriages and deaths, transactions by barter and money of varying value, preaching Friends and neighborhood gossip. Edited by Caroline Hazard. (Boston : The Merrymount press, 1930.)
Indexed by: A preliminary index to all of the people (and a few places) mentioned in the published version of "Nailer Tom's diary otherwise the journal of Thomas B. Hazard of Kingstown Rhode Island 1778 to 1840" (1830 Boston: Merrymount Press. Caroline Hazard). compiled by Joseph W. Blaine. With an addendum: Typescripts of the "lost" diaries for 1787, 1788, 1789, and 1801 with a separate index thereto.
Cite as: Hazard, Thomas Benjamin. Nailer Tom's Diary. RLC.Ms.031. Redwood Library and Athenaeum.
No title page. No copyright. No table of contents. No chapters. No pagination. Some faded pages as it occurs in physical book. Some cropping of text may occur.
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